E.C. Miller Garden

Past Speakers

Past speakers at the Elisabeth C. Miller Memorial Lecture have included:

2015

Helen Dillon,  “The Evolution of an Irish Garden”

2014: “A Tribute to Mrs. Miller and the Miller Legacy”

(From left) Valerie Easton, writer, author and former manager of the Elisabeth C. Miller Library; Daniel Hinkley, writer, lecturer, plant explorer and nurseryman; and Steve Lorton, writer, lecturer and former NW Bureau Chief of Sunset Magazine.

2013

Tony Avent, Plantsman, Horticulturalist and owner of Plant Delights Nursery.

2012

Peter Raven, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

2011

Lynden Miller, “Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape”.

2010

Gordon Collier, “A Land Apart: New Zealand’s Remote Offshore Chatham Islands”. Photo courtesy Dan Hinkley.

2009

Roy Lancaster, “Mad About Plants — A Plantsman’s Garden”.

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2008

Kathryn Gustafson, “Landscape in a Changing Environment”. Photo courtesy Charles Hopkinson.

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2007

Graham Rankin, “The Most Beautiful Garden in Wales”.

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2006

Peter Valder, “The Romance of Chinese Garden Plants: Their Role in Art, Literature, Symbolism and Everyday Life”.

2005

Julie Moir Messervy, “Inspired by Bach: Creating the Toronto Music Garden with Yo-Yo Ma”.

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2004

Roger Phillips, “Adventures in Plants and Roses”.

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2003

Frank Cabot, “The Maturing of a Garden”.

2002

Penelope Hobhouse, “Nature and Art: Keeping the Balance”.

2001

Daniel J. Hinkley, “Life in My Garden”.

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2000

Ken Druse, “The Collector’s Garden”.

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1999

Daniel J. Hinkley, “Endless Bounty: Plants for Northwest Gardens from Around the World”.

1998

Roy Lancaster, “Travels of a Plantsman: An Account of Recent Travels in China, Japan and Chile”.

1997

Judith Tankard, “Walking in the Bootsteps of Gertrude Jekyll: Her Influence on Beatrix Farrand and Ellen Shipman”.

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1996

Jim Gardiner, “A Year at the RHS Garden: Past, Present and Future”.

1995

Sir Ghillean Prance, “Plant Diversity and Conservation from Brazil to Kew Gardens”.